The Story Kitchen in Nepal: Igniting and building the courage for justice – a reponse to Adelite Mukamana — Jaya Luintel


This paper is a response to Adelite Mukamana’s (2021) paper ‘Ways of living and survival by children born out of rape during genocide’. It draws connections between Mukamana’s work in Rwanda and the work of The Story Kitchen in Nepal. In both these locations, narrative practitioners are applying the tools of collective narrative practice to ensure that women who have been subjected to sexual violence during armed conflict are not left with a single story or identity, to bring forth the hope in people’s experiences of survival, and to support a collective voice for justice.